Anti-dandruff Shampoo

It is irritating and extremely itchy when the scalp becomes dry, and the skin flakes off. There are many anti-dandruff shampoos commercially available to treat dandruff. These shampoos contain Salicylic acid, Coal tar, Zinc Pyrithione, Ketoconazole, or Selenium Sulfide as the active ingredient.

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Is my scalp dry and scaly due to scalp psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from dry, scaly patches on the scalp for the last six to eight months. Since childhood, I have severe dandruff, mild itching and hair fall. I consulted two doctors. First one said that it may by scalp psoriasis and the other told that it looks like some fungal infection....  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the symptoms can be of both seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis. To differentiate, please answer the following. Do have a family history of psoriasis? Is there a history of exacerbation in winter or itching over the face and back? Please follo...  Read Full »

What is the permanent solution for severe dandruff problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male, suffering from hair dandruff for the past one year heavily. I have a history of dandruff but I only used anti-dandruff shampoo before, only this last year it got so intense, that now it is not only in my scalp but it started to show on my face. It is showing ...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are typical symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. It is a chronic condition due to overactivity and inflammation of the sebaceous gland sometimes aggravated by fungus Malessezia a normal inhabitant of the body. You need to stop all oil application. Keep dry. 1. Use ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of stubborn dandruff?

Query: Hello Doctor, For the past few years, I have been suffering from dandruff. I used to use a clarifying shampoo, and it was fine. But then it started again and never went no matter what shampoo I use. I wash my hair, and I have dandruff coming out of my hair just a few hours later. I have tried apple...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disease that causes an itchy rash with flaky scales. Factors that can play a role include: 1) Overgrowth of yeast infection (Malassezia). 2) Increased levels of androgens (a hormone). 3) Increased level of skin lipids. 4) Immune res...  Read Full »

Can balanitis be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My urologist and dermatologist are saying that I have balanitis. I was given different creams, but the red sports appear again once I stop applying the cream. Coconut oil also seems like working. Is balanitis treatable? I am a known type 2 diabetic, and my current fasting blood sugar is...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, balanitis is curable. Antifungal for local application is a must. You can opt systemic antifungal if the local cream does not give relief. Keeping the skin retracted also help to avoid the moisture. You have to maintain good control over your sugar levels. Also, nee...  Read Full »

Can head lice cause fluid release from scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know what happened to my scalp. A transparent fluid releases from my scalp and because of this, my scalp becomes hard. I am unable to comb my hair. After scratching it feels like burning. Can this problem arise due to lice in the head? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this is happening due to excessive scratching of the scalp that is rupturing the membrane of the scalp, and thus a white discharge is coming out. Please do not scratch so much. Please wash your hair daily with some anti-lice shampoo or neem water. You may also ...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Minoxidil continuously for male pattern baldness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from male pattern baldness along with dandruff. Because of dandruff, I keep on itching my scalp. I consulted a doctor, and she recommended me to use Betamethasone dipropionate and Zinc sulphate lotion along with Adgain capsule and a mild medicated shampoo. I used these prod...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and understood your concern. As far as Betamethasone dipropionate and Zinc sulphate lotion is concerned, it is mainly given for dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis and hair fall due to it. It has no effect on androgenetic hair loss. Si...  Read Full »

Can you suggest treatment for facial dryness and itchy scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I visited a dermatologist for facial dryness, dandruff, boils and itchy scalp. I was prescribed Episoft cleansing lotion, Cetaphil cream, Fusirose lotion and 8X shampoo. Fusirose lotion is out of stock near my place and online. Can you please suggest a substitute lotion? I bough...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Getting Fusidic acid in lotion form is difficult. You can use the Fucidin cream for the boils on the scalp.For scalp folliculitis, I suggest you try Betadine AD shampoo twice a week.For facial dryness, I suggest using Cetaphil moisturizer or Epitheliale AH cream (Sodium h...  Read Full »

I have oily dandruff and dry hairs with hair fall. How can I be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have oily dandruff and dry hairs and hair fall. So what should I do if I wash hairs every day so they will become more dry and thin too?  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many people with dandruff have oily skin and the latest research shows that the real culprit is probably a tiny fungus called Malassezia globosa that needs oil to grow. It only becomes a problem when the fungus grows too rapidly, and our natural renewa...  Read Full »

Kindly provide a solution for my hair fall and dandruff.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. I am facing severe hair fall issue. My hair becomes very thin and consist dandruff and white flakes. I have used Candid-B lotion, but need some other solution.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send image and revert back to see the extent of involvement. Do you suffer from scalp itching? I suggest Sebamed anti-dandruff shampoo (Piroctone Olamine) or Salisia KT shampoo (Salicylic acid) twice a week for a month. Tablet Adgain (Biotin) once daily for two mo...  Read Full »

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